Will a robot take your job? 800 MILLION workers will be replaced by machines by 2030, report warns

As our world becomes more and more technology-driven, robots could replace workers in a huge number of jobs, a new report has warned.

The report claims that as many as 800 million workers could be replaced by machines in just 13 years.

Jobs most likely to be taken include fast-food workers and machine-operators, while gardeners, plumbers and childcare workers are the least likely to be replaced by bots, according to the report.

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  • ntt1

    White collar is at extreme risk as well.A paralegal buddy admitted that those 1000 dollar letters of conveyance are mostly cut and paste jobs with a little frosting to make the legalize soar. Algorithms will be to middle managers as the techbot was to auto workers

    • Maurice Miner

      Yes! Lawyers are going to be among the first to feel the robot revolution. How they will react will be fascinating.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Most medical diagnosticians will be put out of work, Dr Greg House notwithstanding. This includes hematologists, radiologists, oncologists, rheumatologists, allergists and infectious disease specialists.

    • AI is also proving to be a far better legal researcher than any human, faster cheaper and no grumbling.

      • Exile1981

        The AI doctor in China is proving better at identifying the likely disease/issue/problem and recommending test to prove it than the real doctors.

        AI replacing the family physician?

      • ntt1

        plus you can tie it into the office infrastructure so it makes coffee and even avocado toast.

  • I for one, welcome our robot overlords! : )

  • clownloach

    “800 million replaced in 13 years” Is that when they will release the ai kill drones, killing infidels subjugated on based internet comments first, then …

    • Yup facial recognition will enable mass death. Something to look forward too.

      • canminuteman

        We could all start wearing bags over our heads.

  • clownloach

    Will a bunch robots be maid to buy a bunch of products and services they don’t need to keep the economy going . Whats the end game?

  • xavier

    I dunno. 800 million? It’s like some of the medieval chronicles thatvtalked of troops in the 100 000s.
    Thst many jobs will be teplaced sure. But robots still won-t be able to to eveything. Their advantage is to take away toil so people can work.
    The problem are the elites who don’t want to share the wealth

    • Exile1981

      The report came out earlier this year and it had a list of which jobs are being automated the fastest.

      Crop workers, fast food workers, workers in slaughter houses. warehouse workers.

      • ntt1

        watched a You tube about automated slaughter houses, running pigs,breaking down to market pieces only 2 guys working there

      • xavier

        Basically repetitive jobs. The challenge then is tp recycle the smarter or more committed to be security programmers against the hackers and bug hunters

  • Brett McS

    I’m almost ready to release my comment-bot onto the internet. Then I can take a break.

  • BillyHW

    Just as long as I get my Stepford wife.

  • Dana Garcia

    We all think about the effects of automation on our own first-world nations, but the third world will be devastated by the massive job loss. Social disruption and revolution are very likely, along with mass migration to the first world where social benefits are seen as more generous to the poor.

    • xavier

      And that’s going to destroy alot of political careers. Already ordinary people don’t want the current immigrants; no way they’ll eantvthe whole world in their neighbourhoods

  • Hard Little Machine

    All sorts of jobs the used to rely on hands and feet will be replaced. It’s matter of how much is anyone willing to invest in sunk cost to get there. For example in agriculture many crops lend themselves to automation but others don’t, not yet. Raisin grapes and other kinds of stoop labor don’t have a robot analog yet. Tobacco is extremely labor intensive with hand-work. But these are economic decisions not engineering decisions. Similarly, transportation including road, ship, rail and air can all be automated or heavily albeit partially automated. The barriers are economics, labor laws, unions, and customer pushback.

    But what’s coming next is totally different for a number of reasons. One – none of those jobs are protected by strong laws and unions. Two – customers are highly cost driven. Three – we’re growing an entire generation who’s not only more comfortable with consumer interactions with robots, they prefer it. Four – you don’t need mechanics, maintenance workers or engineers to design or run them, for the most part. Fifth – there are few ways to compare or evaluate the quality of their output so it’s a race to the bottom in terms of quality and cost.

    • Exile1981

      Actually I sent BCF an article last february and it was posted. It was about a farmer in California who bought two robots to pick strawberries. They would replace 400 illegal labourers. He said before Trump it wasn’t viable to buy the machines but with INS actually enforcing laws it was cheaper to buy the machines than to pay the California minimum wage.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The factory of the future will have two employees: A man to feed a dog, and a dog to ensure the man doesn’t touch anything.

  • Hard Little Machine

    A Fortune 500 company will put an AI in charge of itself in the next few years. The biggest barrier to adoption will be working through the laws on legal liability and insurance. But paying a CEO 400x the median wage of the employees? Those days are ending.